Ventura CUI Defense Lawyer

Driving under the influence does not only pertain to vehicles like cars or motor boats. You can be arrested for cycling, or bicycling, under the influence as well. As comical as this may sound it is no joke. Many people are killed, or injure themselves or others, because they are CUI. Many others are accused of CUI yet are innocent of the offense.

California Vehicle Code 21200.5VC prohibits riding a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. If charged with a CUI you need the experienced CUI defense lawyer call Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law to represent you. Don't take a CUI lightly - CUI is a misdemeanor, will cost you a fine, and a conviction will show up on your criminal record. Worse still, if you are a juvenile over 13 years of age and under 21 years of age a CUI conviction could mean suspension of your driver's license.

CUI - Cycling Under The Influence:

  • A misdemeanor that will show up as a conviction - giving you, or adding to, your criminal record.
  • Typically a fine not exceeding $250 with no jail time.
  • Under 21 years of age a CUI conviction can mean suspension of your driver's license for one year or if you don't have a license yet it can be delayed for one year.
  • CUI doesn't fall within the definition of a vehicle and so is not subject to DUI laws.
  • Prosecutor needs to prove three elements: 1) a bicycle was ridden 2) the bicycle was ridden upon a highway 3) the person riding the bicycle was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • CUI doesn't have a blood alcohol content level for presumption like DUI does. But cyclists have the same responsibilities and rights as drivers so a cyclist should not bike with a BAC of 0.08% or higher.
  • If arrested for CUI you can request a blood, breath, or urine chemical test to determine the amount of alcohol and/or drugs in your system. If you request it the arresting officer must comply.
  • If you are considered a safety risk to yourself and others, or interfere with another person's right of movement you can face additional charges like being " Drunk in Public."
  • You can face additional infractions if you do not comply to all of the rules of the road particular to cyclists as well as those road rules that apply to drivers of vehicles and cyclists alike.

There are multiple defenses to a CUI charge. Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law is prepared to defend you by looking into all aspects of your case: probable cause, chemical testing, road conditions, field sobriety testing, faulty police procedures and physical appearance factors - any and all mitigating circumstances that aid your defense. Call Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law immediately after you or a loved one is arrested for CUI. We will come to your defense!

Retain Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law because Experience Matters

Contact Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law immediately upon being investigated or charged with any BUI charge. We have over thirty years experience in defending these cases. We will put our expertise to work for you.

Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law

Has More Not Guilty Verdicts Than Any Other Law Firm in Ventura County.

Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law

Serves Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Kern, San Diego Counties.

Call us at 805-642-0392